Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy.


Norwegian Government launches first animal police project

2015-04-28 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, is making animal welfare a priority objective. The Ministries have chaired a joint commission to prepare measures strengthening the role of police in criminal cases of animal abuse.

Norway will implement EU Timber regulation

2015-04-17 - As a member of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) and party to the EEA agreement Norway will implement the EU timber regulation. The regulation will enter into force in Norway on the 1 May 2015. By this date, Norway will operate on the same level as the EU countries regarding the timber regulation.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault logo

A global backstop

The vault hold the seeds of many tens of thousands of varieties of essential food crops such as beans, wheat and rice. In total, the vault now holds seeds of more than 4000 plant species. These seed samples are duplicates of seed sample stores in national, regional and international gene banks.

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